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by The Real Ravenhurst
3 weeks ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 136
Views: 10588

Re: Your Ride Today

Happy Christmas you lot. :-*
by The Real Ravenhurst
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

Iris wrote:
1 month ago
and if we can provide a better home for people than they'd otherwise have, so much the better.
:)
by The Real Ravenhurst
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

Follow the link in the article. That particular claim derives from an opinion poll in which a very specific question was asked. There is only one man to blame for the widespread contempt in which Corbyn is held. His name is Jeremy Corbyn. My contention isn't based solely on Chakrabortty's article. ...
by The Real Ravenhurst
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

Jonathan Freedland is really good when he's angry. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/13/corbynism-labour-left-party No he isn't, and he's been constantly angry for four years. He's part of the reason why there are so many people who didn't trust Corbyn. And he's wrong to think they...
by The Real Ravenhurst
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 162
Views: 5469

Re: UK politics

So I have a dilemma: should I vote tactically for Lib Dem or not? My constituency is usually regarded as safe Tory and I've never felt any problem at voting Labour. I strongly suspect that the same applies this time, that the odious Tory will get back in comfortably, and I should vote Labour once a...
by The Real Ravenhurst
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Thwack
Replies: 38
Views: 1493

Re: Thwack

So you haven't answered the most important question: can you still wear a ball gown? Glad to hear you have made a decent recovery. I'd suggest avoiding riding on cobblestones as they are likely to aggravate a wonky join. Also they can lead to nun jokes. I loathe riding on cobbles anyway, so avoidan...
by The Real Ravenhurst
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Thwack
Replies: 38
Views: 1493

Re: Thwack

Not bad, John. Thanks for asking. It's a wonky join and subject to twinges, but there isn't anything I can't do that I couldn't before. Not remembering actually hitting the deck is probably a good thing, as I've not become fearful of riding, but I am hyper-alert along the road where it happened, as ...
by The Real Ravenhurst
2 months ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Food stories
Replies: 34
Views: 2068

Re: Food stories

ransos wrote:
2 months ago
I'm slow roasting a shoulder of lamb over boulangere potatoes. The smell of garlic and rosemary is making me very hungry.

I also, for no great reason, decided to open a bottle of something special:

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OMFG Boulangère potatoes!!!! I want your dinner.
by The Real Ravenhurst
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Derek Hatton
Replies: 52
Views: 2701

Re: Derek Hatton

BTW although it might be a 'minefield', we've got ourselves into it by failing to meet the issue head-on. In order to talk about Irsael without giving ground to anti-semitism, we first have to talk about Israel, and that means tackling the liberal taboos surrounding it. Israel as it currently exists...
by The Real Ravenhurst
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Derek Hatton
Replies: 52
Views: 2701

Re: Derek Hatton

If everyone who made a simplistic, crass or glib analogy was some sort of irredeemable bigot who was unfit for public office or ought to be banned from social media, then there'd be no candidates left, and we'd all be offline. The 'cycle of abuse' theory is questionable anyway, even before we consid...
by The Real Ravenhurst
3 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 1207
Views: 39443

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Sonic Budgie wrote:
3 months ago
I think having your legs chopped off would be an issue for most people to be honest.
No pleasing some folk.
by The Real Ravenhurst
3 months ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salad suggestions: cheap, green and "international"
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: Salad suggestions: cheap, green and "international"

Joan wrote:
3 months ago
I know you are all desperate to see the other offerings....
The pot of German stuff is doing it for me. And you can't see the French beef stew but the guy serving it is a good advertisement for it. I've not eaten yet today.
by The Real Ravenhurst
3 months ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salad suggestions: cheap, green and "international"
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: Salad suggestions: cheap, green and "international"

now I have found out the other salad will be a what's-in-the-veggie-drawer melange of greens, tomatoes et al. Looks like there wasn't much in their veggie drawer, then. Your tabbouleh (if that's what it is) is clearly the star of the salad show. All this talk of salade niçoise is making me fantasiz...
by The Real Ravenhurst
3 months ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Beer
Replies: 197
Views: 14796

Re: Beer

ransos wrote:
3 months ago
Our lobster was being flambéed out of shot.
Well, you wouldn't want to show off...
by The Real Ravenhurst
3 months ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Beer
Replies: 197
Views: 14796

Re: Beer

LowlifeDes wrote:
3 months ago
Or The Felpham measure.
I make that about 0.4L...